Synopsis: On or about 12May00, a truck gets stolen in Los Angeles, and the Police bring in six men of South Asian origin for questioning. They are: Yashvardhan Rampal, known as 'Major' educated intelligent, unemployed, with an ailing wife who longs to return to India; Non-English speaking Jay Rehan, otherwise known as 'Ajju', a foul-mouthed, trigger-happy gangster; A out-of-work former nightclub bouncer, Marc Issak, whose girlfriend, Lisa, is a bar dancer, and who is known to get into fights due to his uncontrollable temper; A drug deal, Raj Yadav, otherwise known as Bali, foul-mouthed, womanizer, stutterer, and alcoholic; Bali's sidekick, Maqbool Haider, otherwise known as Mac; White-collared Anand Mathur, alias Andy, recently separated from his wife, Renu, and longing to get back together with his son, who he cannot get custody of due to financial problems. The six confer in a cell, cite woes that even though the Italians have their Mafia, the Colombians have their Cartels, but the East Indian
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Sanjay Gupta
Production: Media Partners
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
150 min

Los Angeles, 12th of May, 2000.

The place where we six

rogues met for the first time.

We had thought that we

would win over the world...

...but we got screwed instead.

Ajju... It was his plan.

We all have to go to hell one day.

Do this job and you'll go in a...

...big car else

you'll have to go walking.

You can keep your big car.

I prefer walking.

It's better than

going on four shoulders.

Hey stutterer,

try to understand.

Bali... Sports an earring,

abusive in nature and pea-brained.

You're trying to

make me understand?

Do you think this is some

cooperative bank in Kolhapur?

You will walk in and point a gun at

the guard, and he will intimate the...

...cashier, who in turn, will gift-wrap

all the money and give it to you...

...saying, Happy birthday,

sir! This is America, ass!

Within two minutes,

you'll be brought back here...

...and you'll be

celebrating your birthday here.

Bali had uttered

words of wisdom for the...

...first and the last time in his life.

- Trying to make me understand!

Major. Only Major or his past

knew why everyone called him...

...Major. But our

present was dearer to us.

Major said... - Ajju is right. - Hell!

We'll have to come back here...

...whether we take

the right or the left.

Hey chicken! You're right.

- Yes, I'm right.

I'll send for you when

I've to burgle a poultry farm.

Chicken stealer! - Hey don't call me

chicken... - I won't call you that.

I understood.

- Yes.

Hey! What do you say?

And this is me,

I'm always thinking.

But now, I feel why I didn't

think about it at that time.

I'll think about

it and let you know.

What'll be my share?

Andy, he had done his

masters in software development.

His consent was necessary for

the development of this plan.

As much as you can handle.

- But how much?

The question isn't: How much

liqueur is there in the bar?

The question is:

How much can you drink?

And what about the cop?

Mark, he was a bouncer in a

club. From there he bounced here...

...directly, amidst us.

He'll come in our way only when

he comes to know about our plan.

And by the time he

comes to know about it...

You would've opened a dance

bar in Mumbai along with your...

...girl. And we six would come

there to see your girl dance.

Hey Ajju! Enough! Don't

say anything else about her.

Hey Mark! I'm scared!

See, my hands are shivering.

What if the police comes?

- They won't.

What if they do?

- Then we'll send them back.

Can't we do anything else?

Something which is less risky?

Fortune wants to

warm your bed for you...

...and you want to

sleep on the couch!

Fortune is that whore who

doesn't sleep with me. Understood?

Fortune! If any one of us

tries to make our fortune...

...then these

people won't let us.

If someone is

killed somewhere, then...

...these people nab us.

If there's a theft anywhere,

then our houses are searched first.

The Italians have their mafia.

The Colombians

have their cantles.

The Chinese have their triunes.

And all these are so

organized that no policeman...

...can ever dare to

knock at their doors.

And we... we Indians,

what do we have? Nothing.

Nothing but police records.

If even a blind man sees

something at a distance...

...of 400mts, he says,

"That must be an Indian.

And these people nab

us and bring us here.

At a distance of 400mts, even

an elephant looks like a hammer.

We are made to wear

the turban of crime...

...and we'll be made to

wear it as long as...

...we don't have

money to buy innocence.

Major was a good speaker.

Had he spoken on screen...

...then he would've

received an Oscar.

He spoke here and

received a bullet.

Major made all of us think.

- Think about it.

We still have time.

- And a plan as well.

Alright! You're free for now.

If the bell tolls in

any one of your heads...

...then come to club Niagara

tonight. I'll wait for you there.

We... we'll wait for you there.

Had I not been there, then

you would've gone out hungry.

You got up from the bed again!

Sometimes I feel that

you like me to scold you.

Is there anything that

I don't like in you?

Yes. Why did you leave

the bed? C'mon! C'mon!

Yes, give me that.

Give me that plate.

You stayed awake all night

again, isn't it? - Yes.

I had to prepare

the project report.

But now, it's enough. I've

stayed awake many a nights.

Now I believe those

people will like my work.

We'll get money and then we

can go back to our country.

Maybe the doctors there...

- Can perform that miracle...

...which none of the

Americans doctors could.

I know that I don't have enough

time to listen to your scolding.

The only gratifying thought is

that I'll be able to close my...

...eyes for the last

time in the land...

...where I had opened them first.

You shouldn't say such things.

Nothing will happen.

Please! I'm very old in this

business. I can pay back. Please!

What's this? What'll I

do with this, buffalo?

You calf of an elephant! Bull!

Will I clean myself with this?

What'll I do?

- Now what's this guy saying?

I'm saying, Milord, this

isn't enough. I want more.

I have got more customers.


I don't trust your ass, man.

- Please! Please!

You bearded dog, please give me.

You know how much

this is worth, brother.

I know, I'll give you

three times... four times more.

Please! Please, baldy!

Hey buffalo! You rhino, tell

this buffalo to remove this.

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Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta ( SAHN-jay GOOP-tə; born October 23, 1969) is an American neurosurgeon and medical reporter. He serves as associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and as assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine. A media personality on health-related issues, he is best known as CNN's multiple Emmy Award-winning chief medical correspondent, hosting the network's weekend health program Sanjay Gupta, M.D., and making frequent appearances on their American Morning, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper 360° programs. His reports from Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina led to him winning a 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast. Additionally, Gupta publishes a column in Time magazine and is a special correspondent for CBS News. His books Chasing Life and Cheating Death were New York Times and national bestsellers. His latest book, Monday Mornings, a novel, was released in March 2012 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. It was adapted as a 2013 television series with David E. Kelley and Gupta serving as executive producers. From 1997 to 1998, he served as one of fifteen White House Fellows, primarily as an advisor to Hillary Clinton. In January 2009, it was reported that Gupta was offered the position of Surgeon General of the United States in the Obama administration, but he withdrew his name from consideration. In January 2011, he was named "one of the 10 most influential celebrities" by Forbes magazine. more…

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